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Cacaonut - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
75
okay

193 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 193
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 28.79%


Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  15.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Cacaonut is a special treat. A rare and secret blend of several different barrel aged beers that we've pulled from our cellar along with toasted coconut and cacao nibs from San Francisco's TCHO.

The inspiration for this beer were the unique flavors of a chocolate dipped coconut macaroon. After polishing off a few of those dense, sweet and delicious, coconut treats, Patrick started thinking through the flavor profiles of some of our favorite barrel aged beers, deciphering a way to replicate the luscious qualities of that favorite treat. Spice, rich toffee, cocoa and tropical notes blend deliciously and delicately in this newest barrel aged addition to our collection.

(Beer added by: thirdeyevision on 10-09-2013)
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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

01-04-2014 02:33:12 | More by jzeilinger
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a snifter. It had a murky, dark brown color. The nose was all cacao and coconut without any sour notes... so far so good. The taste was pure heaven; perfectly balanced flavors of cacao and coconut with some caramel and a slight booziness. It had a medium-to-full moutfeel. There was just the slightest undertone of tartness to it, but nothing even close to sour, and definitely not infected. This beer is absolutely delicious.

It's rather unfortunate to see all the low scores for this beer, but it's expected with how many infected bottles were distributed. At least some of the bottles aren't infected, and my lucky ass just so happened to get one (thank you, Beer Gods). I only hope that everyone who had an infected bottle is able to taste the true product at some point and time. It's definitely worth it.

Serving type: bottle

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 750 mL bottle into a Cigar City snifter.

A: Pours a deep bronze, very hazy with some floaters in suspension, and a thin white head that fades. Minimal visible carbonation. Not terribly pretty.

S: Toasted malts, moderate cacao. I don't get any coconut at first, but when the beer warms up somewhat the coconut aroma does show up. Sweet aroma.

T: Sweet chocolate, coconut, and lightly toasted malts, some wood, and a sweet liqueur burn and flavor. Sweet with alcohol heat in hang. NOTE: As it warms over the first five to ten minutes, the problems start to show up. There starts to be a vinegary sourness that, while not overwhelming, is a funky note that shouldn't be here at all. And the acetic qualities increase as the beer sits. Apparently this bottle was affected by The Bruery's self-admitted production issues with this beer.

M: Body on the heavy side, noticeable alcohol but not over-the-top hot, and fairly low carbonation sensation.

O: Even as it was, the beer wasn't awful and it did show promise. If they can figure out a solution, I hope they re-brew this one. But the flavors present just didn't suit any amount of souring - accidental or on purpose.

NOTE: Cracked the second bottle I had directly after, and it was significantly worse (more infected). Both beers had been refrigerated since I got them. Proceed at your own risk.

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Cacaonut from The Bruery
75 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.